Summary for Diplocephalus permixtus (Araneae)
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About this speciesRecorded altitude range
0m to 900m
The species is widespread throughout much of Britain. It is present throughout northern Europe and Russia (Platnick 1997) and has also been reported from Portugal.
Habitat and ecology
This wetland spider occurs beneath low vegetation in a variety of marshy habitats. These habitats include ditches, seeps, reed-beds, wet meadows, peat bogs and alder carr. Estuarine and other coastal, brackish wetlands are also inhabited by this linyphiid. Both sexes are mature throughout the year, mainly from spring to early summer and in the autumn.
Common and can often be found in high numbers in favoured habitats.
Original author of profile: R.C. Gallon
Text based on Harvey, P.R., Nellist, D.R. & Telfer, M.G. (eds) 2002. Provisional atlas of British spiders (Arachnida, Araneae), Volumes 1 & 2. Huntingdon: Biological Records Centre. References
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